Adventure

Description

Adventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
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Math Blaster Ages 9-12  Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Math Blaster Ages 9-12 features the math team of GC Max and Spot, who have recently crash landed on a...

DOS (1994), Windows (1995) and Windows 3.x (1994)

Blasternaut, Galactic Commander, and Spot, are out searching space for The Lost City in their violet magenta cruiser. Galactic Commander...

Math Blaster Mystery: The Great Brain Robbery Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1996)

Math Blaster Mystery: The Great Brain Robbery is a graphical educational point-and-click math game where the player explores the inside...

Browser (2011)

An exercise in time-shifted narrative in the vein of a spontaneously-generated bedtime story (and filling the backstory blanks thereof), this...

Maupiti Island DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1991)

Maupiti Island is a nonlinear police investigation with graphics in 2D and is the sequel to Mortville Manor. Whilst famous...

DOS (1994)

Mavlin Malner from Earth was kidnapped by alien in flying saucer to the planet of moguns! The mogun, who looks...

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Max and the Magician comes from the team of Tivola and BVM, who are responsible for the Oscar the Balloonist...

Maya the Bee: Garden Adventures Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

This game uses the license from the famous German TV series Biene Maja. Maja's best friend Willi is kidnapped by...

Maya the Bee: What a Thunderstorm Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Maya the bee composes a rain dance unleashing a storm that blows away Willy's cap. He has just received it...

Windows (1999) and PC-98 (1995)

Hajime Kudo is a recent college graduate, a month and a half away from beginning his new job working for...

May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville is a 2D adventure game, somewhat similar to the Professor Layton series. It contains...

PC-98 (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

A Japanese high-school student receives a letter from his sweetheart Mayumi, who has gone to study in a remote school...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

Maze is a game created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire code, written in the Turbo Basic...

Windows (2009)

The McCarthy Chronicles: Episode 1 is a free 2D click-and-point adventure game. It features a classic inventory. The game can...

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

This adventure game, the first ever released by Her Interactive, lets you take on the life of a teenage co-ed...

Windows (1996)

This is an expansion for McKenzie & Co., the game about the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl in...

DOS (1984)

In McMurphy's Mansion, a text based adventure, you are the nephew/niece of the late eccentric millionaire McMurphy. Upon arriving in...

Mean City: Learn English or Die! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Mean City is an interactive adventure game in which the player has 10 hours to save Harry, a television reporter...

Mean Streets Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1989), Windows (2014), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989) and Macintosh (2014)

Private detective Tex Murphy is hired to investigate the murder of a university professor. It turns out that he was...

Meanwhile iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), iPad (2016) and tvOS (2016)

What might be the world's largest visual work in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure idiom is now available in digital form, presenting players...

Mecha Ace: Heroes of the Vedrian War Browser Front Cover

Browser (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

In this multiple-choice game, the player makes decisions on the behalf of the leader of a lance (a tactical grouping)...

Medabots AX: Metabee Ver. Wii U Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and Wii U (2015)

Medabots AX: Metabee Ver. is a 2D fighting game, featuring platformer-like arenas. Players control a single Medabot and engage in...

Medabots AX: Rokusho Ver. Wii U Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and Wii U (2015)

Medabots AX: Rokusho Ver. is a 2D fighting game, featuring platformer-like arenas. Players control a single Medabot and engage in...

Medical 91 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005) and PSP (2008)

In the near future, computer and AI technology has advanced to the point where robots and androids live and work...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

A teenager inherits a mansion from his uncle Maxabillion Brainbox III, within which is hidden his vast fortune. In this...

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